Travis Sims is an avid skier, climber, and gymnast. First Leap takes an intimate look into a rapidly growing subculture of cliff diving and Travis's quest to jump in places that have not been jumped before all while doing it with style. A recent Tahoe resident, Travis is a new age pioneer in this emerging sport away from the mainstream diving contests and media.
Most of us have fond childhood memories of swimming holes. Long summer days spent launching from rope swings, daring to go higher, to fly further. The indescribable feeling of flight, of the body moving weightlessly through the air with nothing but water below, is an almost universal experience for any kid. But for a certain group of new-age freestyle cliff divers, of whom Travis Sims is a notable member, this feeling and the desire to push it to the limits of the human body has become a passion, a lifestyle and an obsession.